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A PartnerConnect Event

July 19, 2016 The Harvard Club, New York

An event for LPs to find up-and-coming fund managers in private capital

On July 19 in New York City, you will have the opportunity to attend a one-of-a-kind, one day networking event to access the booming new space of emerging managers.

As an LP, you will learn about how best to diligence new managers; how to build an emerging manager program of your own; what the data really shows on young and diverse funds, and much more. LPs will also engage in peer-to-peer networking, and come away having met smaller, nichy, diverse and hard-to-find GPs they’ve not seen before.

As an Emerging Manager, you will meet the LPs with fresh capital to allocate to newer funds now; hear about how to get your fund on its feet and ready for prime time in a hurry; and what the essential infrastructure is for funds who succeed in outperforming and raising larger funds in their next round.

As an intermediary, placement agent, law firm, banker, accountant or other service provider, you’ll forge new relationships with the hottest young fund managers; you’ll make connections that will last for decades; and you’ll gain essential insight into the live-or-die questions facing young funds.

There are superstars in the next generation of fund managers, who will generate some of the best ROIs this industry has ever seen.

And there is simply will be no better event for you to be at in 2016 if you want to meet them than Emerging Manager Connect.

What is an Emerging Manager?

Generally speaking, Emerging Managers will be firms early in their existence, raising institutional capital for funds one, two or three. This category would also include diverse and female-operated firms, transition groups who’ve spun out of larger firms, fundless sponsors, and many funds under $1 billion in size. By strategy we welcome private markets fund managers of all kinds, including private equity, venture capital, real estate, growth equity, mezzanine debt, and more. In short, we cast a broad net. If you don’t know if you’re an emerging manager or not, give us a call and we’ll talk you through it. For more information, please contact Mark Cecil at

ExecConnect Meetings With LPs

Now celebrating our fifth year of our ExecConnect Private Meeting Program, we are proud to say we’ve arranged over 6,000 1:1 meetings between fund managers and limited partners. Based on feedback from our participants hundreds of millions in commitments have been made by LPs to GPs they met in our program. Bankers and Lenders are now also particpating in great numbers in our patented 1:1 meetings system, where participants efficiently move through 20 minute private meetings. For more information, click here.

Why Should You Attend Emerging Manager Connect On July 19?


  • Save time: Network with scores of smaller, hard-to-find, nichy, diverse, emerging managers which are difficult to find at other events, and which won’t necessarily know how to find you
  • Share knowledge with our following of industry leading LPs who are aggressive on allocating capital to new managers.
  • Take home the data on which LPs have performed the best when backing managers, and how they did it.
  • One of a kind presentations and handouts offering hard data on emerging manager lists, analysis and performance.
  • Quickly screen managers through our famous 1:1 meetings program, where you can meet with just the GPs you’d like in private 20 minute sessions—meetings which would take you many weeks and $1,000s of dollars to execute otherwise.
  • With so many managers from so many places offering so many strategies, you’ll be able to meet folks your consultant might never show you.


  • Meet top LPs with fresh capital who are ready to back emerging managers now
  • Get competitive intelligence on which other new funds are getting raised, and why
  • Take home data on top LPs backing fund managers
  • Save time: Your time is at a premium. Don’t waste it setting up loads of meetings all over the country. Knock out a 8, 10, 12 meetings with LPs in one day.
  • Discover what the most selective and intelligent LPs are thinking when they’re looking at first time fund managers
  • Take home checklists and guidelines for emerging managers; plus Do’s and Don’ts for initial roadshows
  • Save money: in a single day, efficiently secure a loads of + 1:1 meetings with LPs from around the country, which would cost you more than $15,000 to vet and set up on your own—for a fraction of that cost
  • Let us be your placement agent! Rather than spending $100,000 plus on placement agents, come to our event, where we screen and set up meetings for you. $100s of millions have been committed in capital via our famous 1:1 meetings program.
  • Network with top-notch service providers known for helping first time funds set up shop smoothly and quickly.

Placement Agents, Law Firms, Accountants, Bankers, Lenders And other Service Providers

  • Establish relationships with new managers on the ground floor—relationships that can last twenty and thirty years.
  • Discover one of a kind intelligence on the new manager market—from the events brand that has been helping GPs fundraise for longer than anyone else.
  • Network with LPs interested in smaller, diverse and emerging managers.
  • Take home detailed contact sheets and presentations which will further cement your mastery of the new manager space.
  • For any service provider interested in a long term presence in the private markets, this event is indispensable.

Keynote Speakers





GP Platinum

Who Should Attend?

  • Limited Partners / Investors / Allocators who invest in private
  • Managers in the following categories: Private Equity,
    Venture Capital, Mezzanine & Senior Debt,
    Growth Equity, Real Estate, Energy, Infrastructure
  • Deal intermediaries who advise or manage deal flow
    opportunities in private capital
  • Fundraising advisors / intermediaries between GPs and LPs
  • CEOs of venture- or private equity-backed private companies
  • Corporate development executives who provide exit
    opportunities for private capital funds
  • Placement Agents

Who Attends PartnerConnect Events?

Who attends PartnerConnect Events? You will meet the top LPs in the emerging manager space, and the top emerging managers themselves. Here’s a few in the Emerging Manager space who’ve attended previous events:

  • NZ Superannuation Fund
  • QIC
  • Stanford Management Company
  • State of Michigan Retirement Systems
  • Texas ERS
  • University of Notre Dame



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ExecConnect Private Meeting Program

For any LP or GP in the private markets community, the ExecConnect meetings program has been designed with you in mind.

No conference in the world has hosted more 1:1 private meetings in the past five years for PE and VC firms—over 6,000 of them—with hundreds of millions of capital committed to PE and VC firms who first met LPs in our program.

Through ExecConnect, you will use proprietary software that has become the industry standard for efficient matchmaking of LPs and GPs.

LPs: use this event as indispensable tool to filter your manager universe down with invaluable face-to-face meetings. Save days and weeks of time in this ultra-efficient process.

GPs: you can save tens of thousands of dollars, and countless days of travel and logistics, by locking in face to face with LPs over a few days. Leave the logistics to us, so you can focus on delivering your pitch as many times as possible, to as many investors as possible.

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